Thom Tillis net worth, career. Thomas Roland Tillis is an American politician serving as the junior United States senator from North Carolina. A Republican, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2006, and began serving as the speaker in 2011.
Thom Tillis Net Worth
Thom Tillis net worth: Thomas Roland Tillis is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from North Carolina. A Republican, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2006, and Speaker in 2011. He was elected to the United States Senate
Thom Tillis Net Worth: Early life and education
Tillis was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Margie and Thomas Raymond Tillis, a boat draftsman. He was the oldest boy among six children, with three older sisters. By age 17, his family had moved 20 times, and Tillis never attended the same school in consecutive years, living in New Orleans and Nashville, among other places.
Following his 1978 graduation from high school, Tillis left home to get a job. He then attended Chattanooga State Community College before receiving a Bachelor of Science in technology management from the University of Maryland University College in 1996.
Thom Tillis Career
After high school, Tillis worked at Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co. in Chattanooga, Tennessee, helping computerize records in conjunction with Wang Laboratories, a computer company in Boston. Wang eventually hired Tillis to work in its Boston office.
He spent two and a half years there before being transferred back to Chattanooga, and then Atlanta. In 1990, he was recruited to work for accounting and consulting firm Price Waterhouse.
In 1996, Tillis was promoted to partner. In 1998, he and his family moved to Cornelius, North Carolina.
PricewaterhouseCoopers sold its consulting arm to IBM in 2002 and Tillis went to IBM as well. Tillis began his political career in 2002 in Cornelius, as he pushed for a local bike trail and was elected to the town’s park board. He ran for town commissioner in 2003 and tied for second place.
After a two-year term as town commissioner, Tillis ran for the General Assembly in 2006. He defeated incumbent John W. Rhodes in the Republican primary and went on to win the election unopposed.
The statehouse overseen by Tillis restructured the state’s tax code, redrewNorth Carolina’s congressional districts, and passed legislation to sunset existing state rules and regulations and limit new regulations to ten years.
In 2014, Tillis announced that he would not seek reelection to the state House, instead running for U.S. Senate against first-term Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.
Tillis was announced the winner of the Senate race on November 4. He received 48.82% of the vote, the lowest winning total in North Carolina history for a U.S. Senate candidate.
Tillis ran for and won reelection in 2020. He was challenged in the Republican primaries by conservative businessman Garland Tucker, who spent $1.3 million to finance his campaign before dropping out in December 2019, after Trump endorsed all incumbent Republican senators up for election in 2020, including Tillis.
Thom Tillis Net Worth
Thom Tillis net worth is estimated at $15 million.Tillis and his wife, Susan, live in Huntersville, North Carolina, and have two children. Tillis previously twice married and twice divorced his high school sweetheart. He used to live in Cornelius, North Carolina where he was elected to the town council. His brother, Rick, is a state representative in Tennessee.
Thom Tillis Net Worth Summary
|Net Worth||$15 million|
|Date of Birth||August 30, 1960|